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Israel and Extreme Rightism
Saturday, February 28, 2009
It is no coincidence that immediately after formation of a new Israeli government by Bibi the White House spokesman and the US ambassador to the United Nations explicitly stated that Washington is seriously working towards formation of an independent Palestinian state as a major plan of the Obama administration. Then can we conclude that the White House too is deeply concerned over escalation of rightism in Israel?
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Obama’s Mideast Diplomacy Team: The Option Ahead!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
The reality that cannot skip the eyes of Middle East diplomacy players is that the cycle of negotiations on the future of the Occupied Territories, particularly in post-war Gaza will require new rules. If the new American statesmen as well as the Arabs stick to the same policies and techniques of the Bush administration which aimed at appeasing Israel, Mitchell and Ross should expect nothing more than another impasse at the end of the day.
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19 Positive Points in ElBaradei’s Latest Report on Iran Nuclear Program
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The International Atomic Energy Agency in its latest report to be submitted to the IAEA Board of Governors in March 2009, has underlining full land and satellite monitoring of Iran’s nuclear activities and concluded that “the Agency has been able to continue to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran.”
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Afghanistan in Transition
Monday, February 23, 2009
With the coming to power of the Obama administration the US attention has been drawn to Afghanistan and Pakistan more than before. The issue of terrorism as well as operations of al-Qaeda groups coupled with the weakness of the government in Afghanistan has turned into one of the main concerns of the new US administration.
In a macro appraisal of the status quo in Afghanistan it seems that political solutions would settle the problems of the country better than military options.
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An Analytical Review of Reforms in Saudi Arabia
Monday, February 23, 2009
In an unprecedented move on Saturday February 14, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz introduced major changes in various religious, judicial, educational, social, economic, and defense institutions. This was the first time such changes were made in Saudi Arabia since Abdullah succeeded his step brother King Fahd bin Abdel Aziz in August 2005.
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Israeli Elections: Three Answers to Three Questions
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Israel is very likely to adopt a harsher stance in a near future to get the highest concessions in the political field, yet the realities of the region would compel the leaders of the next Israeli government to adopt more “realistic” policies.
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Regionalism A Path to Development
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Tehran will host the Summit of the leaders of member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization(ECO) on Feb.19, 2009.This summit, given the global economic crisis, is of great significance and the decisions it makes and the policies it works out will certainly have important impacts on the life of more than 300 million people of this region.
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Era of Independence and Democracy in Iraq
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The January 31st elections with its outcomes will undoubtedly give rise to determining events in the political equations of Iraq.
Numerous factors went hand in hand so that the provincial council elections would be held as the second test of democracy for building “new Iraq”. Contrary to the past, this time all the tribes and groups took part in this political process.
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Obama and Middle East: Fears & Hopes
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The US president defended his initiative to talk with Iran without any preconditions but the route to any probable reconciliation between Iran and the United States is a hard and dangerous one. Despite Obama’s willingness to talk with Iran, the viewpoints of his new intelligence and political team are not in the same line with the Iran policies announced by him.
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Iran-US Relations and Concerns of Arab States
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Some Arab states still favor continuation of strained ties between Tehran and Washington and are worried that the US president would keep his promise and open the doors of negotiations and understanding to Iran. Therefore, they are not unwilling to disturb this trend.
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